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John Egan was baptised in St Helier in 1815

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Origins of surname

This surname is the Anglicised form of the Gaelic Aodhagain, from the personal name Aodh, meaning 'fire'.

Early records

The earliest Egans in Jersey were soldiers - probably Irish. In 1804 Peter Egan married Fanny Limb in her home parish of St Lawrence. They had a daughter Esther Charlotte, baptised in 1810. In 1819 Thomas Egan married Mary Ann Cox in her home parish of St Helier. But John Egan, who married Martha Allen in St Helier in 1813 was said to have been born in the parish, although there is no baptism record for him.

Possibly one of the earliest of the family in the island was Catherine, who died at the age of 71 in 1823. It is not known if she was born in the island, however.

The first baptism on record is that of Bridget, daughter of John and Mary of St Ouen, in 1801.


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Births and baptisms


Great War service

Notes on our list, abbreviations used etc

  • Henry Egan (1890- ) (St H), son of William and Mary, driver, RFA
  • William John Egan (1898- ) (St H) son of William and Nancy, Officer's Steward RN, HMS Victory I


Family wills

These wills created by members of the Egan family are now held by Jersey Archive. By visiting the archive site and using the names, dates and reference numbers shown here, it is possible to view a copy of each will. You will have to subscribe to the Archive's online service to do this. To find out more about this collection, which covers the period from 1663 to 1980, and how to search for your family's wills there, visit our Jersey wills page

  • Egan : Ellen Madeline , spinster 3/11/1891 Bequeaths to Henry John White Egan the interest for life of £500 in East India Stock, £300 in Bombay and Baroda Railway and £300 in Consols, at his death the said shares to be divided between certain named parties - Unknown date , 29/Feb/1892 , D/Y/A/51/27
  • Egan : John , of No 100, Le Geyt Flats, St Helier - 31/Aug/1971 , 27/Feb/1978 , D/Y/B1/274/32
  • Egan : Paul Nicholas , 3 Queen's Road, St Helier - 16/Jun/1924 , 04/May/1933 , D/Y/A/94/106
  • Egan : Susan Jane , nee Bouchere, 3 Queens Road, St Helier, widow - 19/Dec/1944 , 09/Jan/1946 , D/Y/A/115/9
  • Egan : Thomas Francis , of 6, Dyson Road, Singapore - 14/Feb/1966 , 14/Sep/1967 , D/Y/B1/111/38
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